Centennial High School (Gresham, Oregon)

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Centennial High School
Address
3505 SE 182nd Ave
Gresham, Oregon, Multnomah County, 97030
 United States
Coordinates 45°29′47″N 122°28′33″W / 45.496383°N 122.475838°W / 45.496383; -122.475838Coordinates: 45°29′47″N 122°28′33″W / 45.496383°N 122.475838°W / 45.496383; -122.475838
Information
Type Public
Opened 1959
School district Centennial School District
Principal Kevin Ricker[1][2]
Grades 9–12
Number of students 1837[2]
Color(s) Scarlet and blue   [1]
Athletics conference OSAA Mt. Hood Conference 6A-3[1]
Mascot Eagles[1]
Newspaper 'Talon'
Website

Centennial High School is a public high school located in Gresham, Oregon, United States.

Academics[edit]

In 1989, Centennial High School was honored in the Blue Ribbon Schools Program, the highest honor a school can receive in the United States.[3]

In 2008, 76% of the school's seniors received their high school diploma. Of 411 students, 311 graduated, 73 dropped out, 8 received a modified diploma, and 19 are still in high school.[4][5]

In 2012, Kevin Ricker was named the Oregon High School Principal of the Year. Among making other improvements in the school, Ricker was awarded this title primarily for leading CHS students to raise both reading and math test scores by 12% in one year.[6]

Activities[edit]

Centennial's marching band has won the Portland Grand Floral Parade more than 20 times, including 15 times consecutively. The band's 2000 fall field show, Gloria, held the record for the highest scoring show in the Northwest Marching Band Circuit.

Centennial's Future Business Leaders of America chapter has won the 6A Chapter of the Year title for the past five years.

Sports[edit]

Centennial hosts a track meet called the Centennial Invitational, which is one of the largest high school track meets in the region.

State championships[edit]

  • Football: 1972[7]
  • Boys Track and Field: 1967[8]
  • Girls Track and Field: 1976[9]
  • Boys Soccer: 1983[10]
  • Girls Soccer: 2000[11]
  • Dance and Drill: 1988, 1990, 2003, and 2010[12]
  • Winterguard: 2010 [13]
  • Marching Band: 1999, 2000
  • Choir: 1993, 1994
  • Bowling: 2008 [14]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Schools". OSAA.org. Archived from the original on 2010-05-02. Retrieved 2012-07-10. 
  2. ^ a b "Oregon School Directory 2008-09". Oregon Department of Education. p. 139. Retrieved 2009-05-28. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Archived: Blue Ribbon Schools Program, Schools Recognized 1982-1983 Through 1999-2002 (PDF)" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-07-10. 
  4. ^ "State releases high school graduation rates". The Oregonian. 2009-06-30. Retrieved 2009-07-01. 
  5. ^ "Oregon dropout rates for 2008". The Oregonian. 2009-06-30. Retrieved 2009-07-01. 
  6. ^ "Centennial High's Kevin Ricker named principal of the year". The Oregonianaccessdate=2012-06-12. 2012-05-15. 
  7. ^ "OSAA Football Championships" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-07-10. 
  8. ^ "OSAA Boys Track & Field Championships" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-07-10. 
  9. ^ "OSAA Girls Track & Field Championships" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-07-10. 
  10. ^ "OSAA Boys Soccer Championships" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-07-10. 
  11. ^ "OSAA Girls Soccer Championships" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-07-10. 
  12. ^ "OSAA Dance/Drill Championships" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-07-10. 
  13. ^ [1][dead link]
  14. ^ "Portland Tribune and Community Newspapers". Theoutlookonline.com. Retrieved 2012-07-10. [dead link]
  15. ^ "BLUMENAUER, Earl - Biographical Information". Bioguide.congress.gov. Retrieved 2012-07-10. 
  16. ^ Anderson, Lisa K. (April 29, 2014). "Alumnus inspires Centennial Eagles". Portland Tribune. p. A9. Retrieved May 3, 2014. 
  17. ^ Levy, Shawn. "You couldn't write a better script". The Oregonian, March 23, 2002.
  18. ^ "Christian News Northwest: News Article Archive: Feature Articles". Cnnw.com. 2011-07-18. Archived from the original on 2011-07-18. Retrieved 2012-07-10.